Flying taxis only five years away as drone growth takes flight   — podcast

Flying taxis only five years away as drone growth takes flight — podcast

February 19, 20207:00 AM ESTLast UpdatedFebruary 19, 20207:00 AM EST Drones are poised to be a big future player in the logistics and delivery business, whether they drop off pizza on your doorstep or carry replacement parts to offshore oil rigs.Canada is ahead of the game when it comes to developing applications for drones, especially……

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Issue of mandating reseller access takes centre stage at wireless competition hearings

Issue of mandating reseller access takes centre stage at wireless competition hearings

Canada’s Big Three wireless players have market power, according to the federal competition watchdog. But even the Competition Bureau doesn’t want to open the floodgates for mobile service resellers to compete in Canada.The question of whether to mandate mobile resellers — mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) who don’t own physical networks but buy wholesale access……

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‘Serious damage’: Businesses warn of looming layoffs, loss of sales as rail disruption drags on

‘Serious damage’: Businesses warn of looming layoffs, loss of sales as rail disruption drags on

Businesses are warning of looming layoffs, lost revenue and a hit to Canada’s reputation, as rail disruptions drag on in the country.A coalition of 39 industry associations wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, calling on him to “work urgently” with First Nations and police to bring the blockade to a peaceful……

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Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif: ‘We Were Very Close To A War’ | NBC News – NBC News

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif: ‘We Were Very Close To A War’ | NBC News – NBC News

Published on Feb 14, 2020Speaking to NBC News’ Richard Engel, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accepted Iran’s responsibility for shooting down a passenger plane over Tehran, but defended his country’s refusal to hand over the aircraft’s black box.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC» Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNewsNBC News Digital is a collection of……

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Mortgage stress test changes coming, Morneau announces, in move that may make buying a home easier

Mortgage stress test changes coming, Morneau announces, in move that may make buying a home easier

Ottawa and a federal banking regulator are planning to introduce changes to the mortgage stress tests by April, a move which could make it potentially easier for would-be homebuyers to get mortgages.Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions announced Tuesday that the minimum qualifying rate for home loans that……

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Waterfront Toronto backs most Sidewalk Labs proposals, including heated pavement and pneumatic garbage tubes

Waterfront Toronto backs most Sidewalk Labs proposals, including heated pavement and pneumatic garbage tubes

With the final public consultation meeting scheduled for the Sidewalk Labs smart-city project less than two weeks away, government agency Waterfront Toronto is indicating that it wants to go ahead with the project, and that it’s ready to put hundreds of millions of dollars behind some of the key proposals.On Tuesday, the agency released a……

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Account for RESPs in any separation agreement, or risk getting taught a lesson in court

Account for RESPs in any separation agreement, or risk getting taught a lesson in court

Throughout Canada, a divorced parent’s child support obligation includes the sharing of a child’s special or extraordinary expenses. Those expenses, known as “Section 7 expenses” in family law parlance, include, for example, child care, medical expenses and extracurricular activities. Under Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines, parents share these expenses in proportion to……

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Canada’s no good, very bad fourth quarter might be even worse than we expected

Canada’s no good, very bad fourth quarter might be even worse than we expected

Canadian manufacturing sales unexpectedly sank in December, a disappointing end to an already weak year for the sector.Factory shipments were down 0.7 per cent from November, the fourth straight monthly decline for the indicator, driven by a sharp drop in motor vehicle sales, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday in Ottawa. Economists had predicted sales would rebound……

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A shadow of its former self, Bombardier finally declares its turnaround over

A shadow of its former self, Bombardier finally declares its turnaround over

With just one business left, Bombardier Inc. has officially declared its selling spree over.The Montreal-based company, which once made everything from snowmobiles to commercial aircraft, will focus solely on corporate jets following its announcement of two separate deals to sell off parts of its business in less than a week. And with the proceeds earmarked……

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Diane Francis: Get to work, Trudeau, and blockade the blockades

Diane Francis: Get to work, Trudeau, and blockade the blockades

A Canadian Prime Minister has two principal responsibilities: maintaining law and order and economic prosperity. Unfortunately, Canada’s incumbent has been missing in action.On Feb. 6, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the country on non-essential business (to lobby for votes to get a worthless UN Security Council seat). His absence, in conjunction with his disastrous anti-development……

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